Our Iconic Christmas Tree is Up!

Tree decorating is one of the most rewarding things you can do during the holidays. A few dedicated hours of work and you end up with your own art installation that radiates the perfect amount of light for watching TV on the couch. Christmas lights are big part of the holiday magic, tiny little beacons of warmth that make you smile during the chill of winter.

Sure, the lights can get tangled. Sure, you have to move the stepladder every 5 seconds. Sure, sometimes you have to hunt for the bad bulb and then hunt the replacement bulbs hiding in a bag in the bottom of one of the many Christmas bins you’ve pulled down from the attic. And if you’re lucky, you remember to start on the right end of the tree so the plug ends up at the bottom before you get halfway finished.

Whether your favorite thing about it is the lights, the smell of pine, or reminiscing over your collection of ornaments, in the end it’s all worth it.

But what if your tree was 20 feet tall? What in the world would you do then?!? You’d get a crew, LOTS of lights, a cherry picker, and someone to walk around pointing out any holes. You can see the video here.

Christmas on St Simons Island, GA

Simon, our Elf on the Shelf, rode in on our tree

Setting up the Christmas Tree Stand

Setting up the tree stand and weighting it with bags of sand

Pulley System for the Christmas Tree

Attaching the pulley system to the tree

Setting up the Christmas on St Simons Island, GA

We had lots of help holding the tree in place

Lighting the Christmas on St Simons Island, GA

Lighting the tree is an all day event, only 5 feet to go

Finishing the Lights on the Christmas Tree

Finishing up lights on the tree

Decorating the Christmas Tree on St Simons Island, GA

Final placement of ornaments on the tree

The King and Prince Christmas Tree

King and Prince Resort Christmas Tree 2015

Lots of locals have been stopping by to take their photos in front of our tree, and we welcome you to do the same if you haven’t already! Lighthouse Trolley is even doing Christmas Light Tours around St. Simons Island and you can learn more about that here.

Not only do we have our tree and our gingerbread house display to get you in the holiday spirit, ECHO has lots of events happening this month including Tacky Sweater Parties and more! You can check out our calendar or go here to see the special events highlighted at ECHO.

In addition to our Christmas Day Buffet, we are also offering dining specials for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, those menus are here.

We hope to see you this holiday season, Merry Christmas!

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